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Counterparty Risk Subject To ATE


  • Zhou, Richard


Rating trigger ATE (Additional Termination Event) is a counterparty risk mitigant that allows banks to terminate and close out bilateral derivative contracts if the credit rating of the counterparty falls below the trigger level. Since credit default is often preceded by rating downgrades, ATE clause effectively reduces the counterparty credit risk by early termination of exposure. However, there is still the risk that counterparty may default without going through severe downgrade. This article presents a practical model for valuating CVA in the presence of ATE.

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  • Zhou, Richard, 2010. "Counterparty Risk Subject To ATE," MPRA Paper 28067, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:28067

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    1. Damiano Brigo & Massimo Morini, 2010. "Dangers of Bilateral Counterparty Risk: the fundamental impact of closeout conventions," Papers 1011.3355,
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    Counterparty Risk; Credit Valuation Adjustment; Rating Transition; Rating Trigger; Additional Termination Event;

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    • C00 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General - - - General

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